Published at Saturday, October 28th 2017. by Calantha in Outdoor.
There are a number of cheaper hardwoods used for outdoor furniture and all of them are inferior to teak. Jarrah is the is the most common of these woods and it does not have the same life expectancy as teak, let alone the same touch, feel or aesthetic quality. Teak outdoor patio furniture is not expensive when you relate the cost to its life expectancy. You must remember this when comparing prices. You are not comparing like with like when you compare teak outdoor furniture with any other wood furniture. It is strange anomaly that despite the fact it is built to endure decades outside in harsh weather. Generally price is dictated by the shape and weight of a piece of furniture. The more shape a piece has, the more wood is required to make it along taking more time to create. Also the heavier the sections of wood used more weight and thus more cost.
You can leave teak outdoor furniture outdoors, with no care. As it ages, the wood will mellow to a beautiful silver-gray color. It is very easy to clean using a mild soap and a soft bristle brush to lightly scrub and rinse with clear water. Teak wood outdoor furniture should last a lifetime if built properly in the first place. Top grade teak outdoor furniture lumber is kiln dried, epoxy resins are used for lasting strength, and any metal parts used to hold the furniture together are constructed of either stainless steel or solid brass, which will not corrode when left outside. Top furniture grade teak, used for furniture contains high natural oil content that will resist warping and rot, ensuring that it will last more than a lifetime.
Too much heat from the sun can also have extremely detrimental effects on wood furniture. Ultraviolet rays can destroy the beauty and natural shine of wood furnishings as the suns rays penetrates deep into the molecular structure of the wood. Humidity and moisture can also affect the finish and color of furniture made of wood. You can check if the pieces of furniture you are planning to buy have UV protection. With a good investment of your time, effort and personal touch as well, you can be assured that your outdoor furniture will be with you for many years.
Rattan outdoor furniture are now gaining popularity more than ever. There are a lot of eye-catching outdoor furniture made from rattan that are now used not only to decorate homes but commercial establishments as well. You can check various furniture shops online and see their various displays of elegant outdoor furniture that come in different shape, styles, color and design. It is very noticeable that rattan outdoor furniture are the favorite and most preferred furniture by most resorts around the world not only in the tropics. More and more luxurious hotel are picking rattan made furnishings.
Just what makes rattan furniture superlative? Rattan or wicker is how the weave is called. It doesnt refer to the material. For outdoor use, synthetic wicker outdoor furniture is the best choice. There are a lot of styles to choose from that will surely fit and complement your existing motif. They are lightweight and easy to maintain thus making it one of the most preferred choices whether for indoor or outdoor use. Plastic or resin made outdoor furniture are very simple to maintain, too and are the most affordable type of outdoor furnishings. These types of furniture requires you to add colorful soft and comfy cushions to provide comfort for your guests.
The garden outdoor furniture that you own needs to be cared for just as the furniture inside your home. Your garden outdoor furniture care, if done the right way, will provide you comfortable seating for a long time. You want your outdoor furniture to continue to look as good as it was when you purchased it. Outdoor patio furniture is constructed of various types of materials. The first step in the proper care of your outdoor living furniture is a good cleaning regardless of its construction material. Dirt and leaves will always settle around and in your furniture so a good brushing with a soft bristle brush or broom will help get rid of the debris. A simple garden hose will wash away any residue. For stubborn dirt or stains use a sponge drenched with water and mild soap.